My name is Jack Pearson-Howell, I'm in year 12, and over the July holidays I went on a 21 day Outward Bound Mind, Body and Soul course.
Outward Bound is a holistic opportunity designed to push you past your limits to overcome challenges and find new strengths you didn't know you had previously. This is done by opening you up to new experiences such as kayaking, rock climbing, coasteering, tramping, sailing, community work, and a 2-3 day solo in the bush.
If given the chance to go on an Outward Bound course, I would highly recommend you take up the offer because it is truly a life-changing experience.
I would like to thank Kavanagh for arranging the scholarship to cover the cost of the course, I wouldn't have been able to do it without their support.
If you're on the fence about going on an OB course, from the words of Thelma Pitt-Turner, an 86 year old marathon runner, "Get out and give it a go - that's my philosophy."